While the debate over who’s the best Robin is a topic that will rage on for many a decade (IT’S JERRY LEWIS YOU HEATHENS!) , the best Batgirl will always be Barbara Gordon. That’s not even up for debate. Sorry Cassandra Cain, you’ll always be a distant second with that freaky fetish mask of yours.
She’s the Batgirl that just about everybody is familiar with, a prodigy ass-kicker who can match the original dark knight in the brains department and with a spunky attitude that makes her a version of the Batman myth that younger fans can relate to.
She’ll be getting her own chance to shine in Batman Arkham Knight, as Barbara Gordon’s time as the Batgirl headlines the first batch of story DLC available for the game on July 14.
Batgirl: A Matter of Family will be set before the events of Arkham Asylum, and will feature an all-new location with multiple missions, side quests and secrets; a new hacking feature to progress through the world and solve puzzles; and Dual Play functionality with Robin for dynamic take-down manoeuvres,” according to the official blurb.
I’m kind of curious to see how Batgirl handles when compared to the other Gotham vigilantes. Nightwing has speed and agility, Robin packs his own set of gadgets to zip around with and Catwoman will practice her Indiana Jones skills on your face. The price tag for the DLC is at $6.99/£5.79/ R111.
Or you can fork out for the ridiculously hefty $40 season pass. Remember, that’s a ton o’ cash for a promise of good content. Something that most of you have taken with a mountain-pinch of salt already. Smart chaps.
Anyway, if you haven’t played it yet, Batman Arkham Knight isn’t only damn good, it’s the definitive Batman game around. Because Batmobiles make everything in life, better. Unless you’re playing on PC, that is.
Last Updated: July 6, 2015